BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Book Openers

As a little kid I always had my nose in a book. And now that I'm thoroughly grown up, I still do. Below you'll find author profiles (lots of memoirists) as well as mini – and not-so-mini – book reviews.

A Chance to Get Acquainted With That Muslim Next Door

Two days after September 11, a friend warned Sumbul Ali-Karamali, a Muslim American, that she should display an American flag outside her house. Ali-Karamali,is author of “The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing.”

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Rain Taxi Review Puts on a Lively Book Fest

Tim Jollymore of Oakland, writes novels. Here with Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of Wrestling with God, at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books, was a book-lover’s paradise: Minnesota authors, publishers and, of course, books. Read more.

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50 Books 50 Covers — How Top Designers Catch the Reader’s Eye

stark SophieWant to see some gorgeous book cover designs? Check out the 50 Books 50 Covers competition. Read more.

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Julie Hill Barton’s Dog Medicine Goes Big

Julie Hill Barton reads from her book, "Dog Medicine," at A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA. Here with a fan, Kirby, a brindle-haired boxer. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Julie Hill Barton has lucked out. Her wonderful memoir, “Dog Medicine,” has been scooped up by a major publisher — Penguin. Read more.

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Jesus Was a Loser — Does That Make Donald Trump a Winner?

Barbara Falconer Newhall with Scott Dikkers, editor of "Trump's America: The Complete Loser's Guide" at Book Expo America 2016. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Jesus was a loser who couldn’t keep his hair out of his eyes. That’s satirist Scott Dikkers channeling Donald Trump in his new — very funny — book “Trump’s America: The Loser’s Guide.” Read more.

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BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

The exhibit hall of Book Expo America 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Barbara Newhall

BookExpo America — the trade show where a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog were equally at home. Read more.

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